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ONPA Hires New Audit Supervisor from Virginia

The Office of the National Public Auditor announces that it has recently hired Mr. Brian Nancekivell to fill the vacant Audit Supervisor position. Brian arrived on Pohnpei on October 30, 2010, after accepting a 2 – year contract. ONPA members are happy to welcome Brian to his new post at Palikir.

Brian, originally from Toronto, Canada, was recruited from Richmond, Virginia, USA. Brian is an experienced Internal Audit professional with over 30 years of diverse professional experience. He is a CIA, CISA, and a CGA (Certified General Accountant in Canada, similar to a CPA). He has audit management experience in operational and IT audit and project management in a variety of industries and business environments. Most recently he worked for a consulting firm that provided internal auditing services for CFA Institute, the world-wide accreditation organization for the CFA designation.

Brian's previous internal auditing experience includes Audit Manager at Capital One, where he audited new business acquisitions, development of new financial products and services, and eCommerce development projects, and IT Audit Manager at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where he audited the systems of the wealth management portfolio of companies and services.

He has several years of government auditing experience as an Audit Manager with the Office of the Provincial Auditor of Ontario (Canada’s largest provincial government), where he did performance and IT audits of numerous programs. Brian’s audit experience also includes the oil & gas and life & health insurance industries.

Brian is an accomplished speaker at numerous professional conferences and seminars in the United States and Canada. He most recently made a presentation at the Third Canadian IIA Conference in Vancouver, Canada, Canada in September 2010. For many years, he has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors, teaching Tools and Techniques for the Audit Manager, Consulting Skills, and Operational Auditing. He was previously a free-lance seminar instructor with MIS Training Institute and CanAudit. He is Past President of IIA Calgary Chapter and the auditor for the Virginia ISACA Chapter.

Brian is very pleased to be here and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of government auditing and completing the CGAP designation. He welcomes the opportunity to help develop the office staff and further build their capacity. After several years of being a sole practitioner, he is glad to be part of an audit team again and appreciates the friendliness and professionalism of the office. Already he’s enjoyed the staff picnic and other social activities.





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